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The author of The Doctor's Job and of other books related to medicine and psychiatry, and editor in chief of Psychosomatic Medicine, Dr. Carl Binger is presently serving as psychiatric consultant to the Harvard University Health Services. His article which follows forms part of a new volume, Emotional Problems of the Student, edited by Graham B. Blame, Jr., and Charles C. McArthur, to be published by AppletonCenturyCrofts this month.
Born in Belgium in 1911, educated at Louvain university and at Harvard, ROBERT TRIFFIN became an American citizen in 1942 and since then has played a major role in numerous monetary and banking reorganizations in Latin America and in the planning and negotiation of the European Payments Union. He is professor of economics at Yale University and the author of several books, the most recent being GOLD AND THE DOLLAR CRISIS, published last year by the Yale University Press.
John Muir ,Theodore Roosevell ,and Stephen T. Mother fought to establish our national parks ,and men like. DEVEREUX BUTCHER are fighting today to preserve them. Mr. Butcher is the author of EXPLORING OUR NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS, which has sold more than 100,000 copies, is former executive secretary of the National Parks Association, and is presently editor of NATIONAL WILDLAND NEWS.
Sportsman, author, and conservationist, CLARK C. VAN FLEET is a native Californian who for five decades has roamed the forests and fished the streams of the West Coast. Some of his experiences he described in his book STEELHEAD TO A FLY,and throughout his career he has kept a constant, watchful eye on our national parks.
A rugged canoeist whose holidays are spent exploring with his wife the more remote areas of wilderness of North America, PAUL BROOKSis deeply concerned with the preservation of these areas in our national parks. Mr. Brooks is the editor in chief of Houghton Mifflin and a frequent contributor to theATLANTIC.
A native Johannesburger, NADINE GORDIMER is one of the most gifted novelists writing about the divided world of the union of South Africa. She began publishing her stories at the age of fifteen, and now she has to her credit two novels and three collections of short stories, the latest, FRIDAY ‘S FOOTPRINT, published last year by Viking.
Science editor of the Swiss magazine WELTWOCHE, GEORG GERSTERover the past few years has undertaken several extensive trips into the Sahara Desert. The article which follows has been drawn from his book SAHARA, to be published this month by Coward-McCann.
Ever since the founding of their firm, Blanche and Alfred A. Knopf have been a brilliantly successful team in the world of books. They began together in October, 1945; BLANCHE KNOPF ran the office, and through her sympathetic reading she discovered and helped to develop many of their European authors. She became vice president in 1921, and president of the firm in 1957, a unique record in publishing.
Scholar and teacher, WILLIAM BITTNER, Who is currently Fulbright Professor at the Free University of Berlin, is the author of THE NOVELS OF WALDO FRANK and is at work on a biogr aphy of Edgar Allan Poe. Mr. Bittner was in France at the time of the death of Albert Camus and has twice since retraced the author’s journey from Lourmarin to Paris.